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Directions: Read the lines of poetry. Slash marks show where the lines break in the original poems. Identify two or more poetic techniques being used in each example and highlight them. There may be more than two techniques being used. In the boxes below, explain each of your answers. 1. I'm growing fonder of my staff; / I'm growing dimmer in the eyes; I'm growing fainter in my laugh; / I'm growing deeper in my sighs; Alliteration Assonance Consonance Onomatopoeia Repetition Rhyme How do you know? 2. Confound the cats! All cats--away-- / Cats of all colors, black, white, gray; By night a nuisance and by day-- / Confound the cats! All cats, always. Alliteration Assonance Consonance Onomatopoeia Repetition Rhyme How do you know? 3. I dreamed a dream next Tuesday week, / Beneath the apple-trees; I thought my eyes were big pork-pies, / And my nose was Stilton cheese. Alliteration Assonance Consonance Onomatopoeia Repetition Rhyme How do you know? 4. O Sea! whose ancient ripples lie on red-ribbed sands where seaweeds shone; O moon! whose golden sickle's gone, Alliteration Assonance

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